The great Tao flows everywhere.
All things are born from it,
yet it doesn’t create them.
It pours itself into its work,
yet it makes no claim.
It nourishes infinite worlds,
yet it doesn’t hold on to them.
Since it is merged with all things
and hidden in their hearts,
it can be called humble.
Since all things vanish into it
and it alone endures,
it can be called great.
It isn’t aware of its greatness;
thus it is truly great.
Tao Te Ching v34
God is with me and all is well.
If I am not sure how to pray or even what to pray for, I remember the advice of Jesus and pray the Lord’s Prayer:
“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.” Focusing on God sharpens my understanding of what my true need is.
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.” I let go and let God bring divine order into every area of my life.
“Give us this day our daily bread.” God blesses me with enough. I have only to ask and God will provide.
“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Just as God forgives me, I forgive others. I release grudges and trust God to clear up misunderstandings. Most important of all, I forgive myself.
I am grateful to God for all my blessings.
“Your will be done.”—Matthew 6:10
I do not understand anything I see in this room
[on this street, from this window, in this place].
Apply this idea in the same way as the previous ones, without making distinctions of any kind. Whatever you see becomes a proper subject for applying the idea. Be sure that you do not question the suitability of anything for application of the idea. These are not exercises in judgment. Anything is suitable if you see it. Some of the things you see may have emotionally charged meaning for you. Try to lay such feelings aside, and merely use these things exactly as you would anything else.
The point of the exercises is to help you clear your mind of all past associations, to see things exactly as they appear to you now, and to realize how little you really understand about them. It is therefore essential that you keep a perfectly open mind, unhampered by judgment, in selecting the things to which the idea for the day is to be applied. For this purpose one thing is like another; equally suitable and therefore equally useful.
Each of the first three lessons should not be done more than twice a day each, preferably morning and evening. Nor should they be attempted for more than a minute or so, unless that entails a sense of hurry. A comfortable sense of leisure is essential.
A Course In Miracles ~ 3
. . . Is Strong To Serve
Be untiring in your work, but depend not on your own strength. That would bring you limitation. Look to the Great White Spirit for all your needs and for the release of that inner strength. Be undaunted, be untiring, but depend not on yourself. Look to the infinite love and glory of the Son, Christ.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle